SHOW SUPPORT: Organiser Angelina Sims at a previous Stanthorpe Light the Night event.
SHOW SUPPORT: Organiser Angelina Sims at a previous Stanthorpe Light the Night event. File

Light the night, raise money, remember

ON Friday, October 18, a sea of gold, white and blue lanterns will fill the sky at the Lions Park, Quart Pot Creek, where the community will come together in solidarity to support each other at the Leukaemia Foundation's Light the Night.

Now in its fifth year, Light the Night is the only event in Australia that brings together people affected by blood cancer to support each other including people living with a blood cancer, their families, friends, carers, medical professionals as well as those who are remembering loved ones who have passed.

The event is also an important platform for the local community to contribute and raise vital funds for breakthrough research.

Light the Night includes a beautiful evening lantern ceremony and walk.

This year, there's been an overwhelming offer for entertainment.

Many local community groups have jumped on board once again to offer their assistance towards the success of this event.

The Stanthorpe Lions Club will again sponsor the sausage sizzle, with Stanthorpe McDonald's generously donating the onion. Soft drinks and water will be available for sale.

The team at Country Kids Early Learning Stanthorpe are eager once again to volunteer their time and services by hosting a Face Painting and children's activities.

Cost will be a gold coin donation. This year, as a special treat, Nathan, Lynsey, Amy and Trey Colyer will provide Fairy Floss.

Members from the Leukaemia branch will have theirsweet treats for sale.